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nAz
07-14-2004, 02:13 PM
Does anyone know if he has lost yet? he must be a liberal since he knows so much about life. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif




Jeopardy champ passes $1 million mark

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By David Bauder

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July 13, 2004 | NEW YORK (AP) --

Television's seemingly unbeatable answer man -- or question man -- has passed the $1 million mark on ‘‘Jeopardy!" Ken Jennings, the whip-smart software engineer from Salt Lake City, won his 30th straight contest on the syndicated game show, in an episode televised Tuesday. That brought his earnings to $1,004,960.

He's long since blown past the previous record for a ‘‘Jeopardy!" contestant, excluding special tournaments. Tom Walsh of Washington, D.C., set that record of $184,900 over seven days last winter.

In his monthlong run, Jennings has provided more than 1,000 correct questions. ‘‘Jeopardy" contestants are provided the answer, and must reply in the form of a question.

At the start of its 20th season last fall, ‘‘Jeopardy!" changed its longtime rule that said a champion must leave after five straight wins. Now a player stays on the show until losing.

The only suspense Monday was in whether Jennings would beat the single-day ‘‘Jeopardy!" record of $52,000 in winnings, which he's tied twice.

He seemed poised to do so, but proved he was fallible. He had to name the two years, five years apart, where The New York Times first used 96-point type for headlines marking historical events.

Jennings answered 1996 and 2001. The correct response: 1969, when man landed on the moon, and 1974, when President Nixon resigned.

He'll be back to try again.

eg8r
07-14-2004, 03:07 PM
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Does anyone know if he has lost yet? he must be a liberal since he knows so much about life. <hr /></blockquote> Did you even bother to pay attention to the article? <blockquote><font class="small">Quote from article:</font><hr> <font color="blue"> July 13, 2004 </font color>| NEW YORK (AP) --

Television's seemingly unbeatable answer man -- or question man -- has passed the $1 million mark on ‘‘Jeopardy!" Ken Jennings, the whip-smart software engineer from Salt Lake City, won his 30th straight contest on the syndicated game show, in an episode televised <font color="blue">Tuesday </font color>. That brought his earnings to $1,004,960.
<hr /></blockquote> /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Today is Wednesday the 14th, the day after the article was written. I guess you are not as near liberal as Ken.

eg8r &lt;~~~Does this make me more liberal than Naz? /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif One would shudder to think.

nAz
07-14-2004, 03:15 PM
err sorry I thought the show was already taped and i wondered if anyone new if he did again, did not realize that it was a live show. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

and yes you are more liberal then me... when i comes to gay porn. /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif j/k lol

eg8r
07-14-2004, 04:10 PM
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and yes you are more liberal then me... when i comes to gay porn. j/k lol <hr /></blockquote> LOL. I believe the show is taped, from what I remember they tape all the shows on one day and then air them through the week. I don't believe they would let the results to leak out early.

eg8r

Ross
07-14-2004, 04:15 PM
Actually the show is taped - 5 episodes at a time. But I don't know what the lag time is in showing them.

My ex was on a game show called Tic-Tac-Dough. Wink Martindale was the host. She had to bring three dresses to the taping, in case she won. She faced a repeat winner who was up to about 50k. She missed only one question and he missed one question as well, but he went first and was able to force a win. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif We won consolation prizes of an ugly yellow coffemaker, and a years supply of peppermint patties. Whoopie...!

pooltchr
07-15-2004, 05:40 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote nAz:</font><hr> Television's seemingly unbeatable answer man -- or question man -- has passed the $1 million mark on ‘‘Jeopardy!" Ken Jennings, the whip-smart software engineer from Salt Lake City, <hr /></blockquote>

Ken Jennings....I just KNOW he must be a long lost cousin! Maybe I need to look him up!!!
Obviously the brains in the Jennings clan all ended up in the same place!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Steve Jennings ~~~wish I had been born rich instead of just so darn good lookin'!

Wally_in_Cincy
07-15-2004, 06:47 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr> Actually the show is taped - 5 episodes at a time. But I don't know what the lag time is in showing them.

My ex was on a game show called Tic-Tac-Dough. Wink Martindale was the host. She had to bring three dresses to the taping, in case she won. She faced a repeat winner who was up to about 50k. She missed only one question and he missed one question as well, but he went first and was able to force a win. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif We won consolation prizes of an ugly yellow coffemaker, and a years supply of peppermint patties. Whoopie...! <hr /></blockquote>

I remember that show.

I was watching an old episode of "What's My Line?" I think on PBS. Desi Arnaz was host. They were sponsored by Winstons. Desi smoked thru the whole thing /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

This old lady won 50 bucks and as she left Desi handed her a carton of Winstons /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

How times change. The Flintstones were sponsored by Salem. I don't think Fred or Barney smoked on the show but I believe there were commercials for Salem with them puffing away.

and who said the cig companies market to kids? LOL

Kato
07-15-2004, 12:34 PM
This guy works for my Mom's company.

Kato~~~not quite as smart as that guy.

Cueless Joey
07-15-2004, 12:41 PM
They showed an old episode of mary Tyler Moore show.
She was puffing them Chesterfields and lovin' it.
Golly, Mary was cringing when they showed that on Conan O'Brien's show.
I believe The Flinstones was also the first primetime tv show to show a couple in the same bed.
Back to Jennings. One word. Nerd. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Barbara
07-15-2004, 12:57 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> Back to Jennings. One word. Nerd. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Two words: Rich Nerd. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Barbara

Cueless Joey
07-15-2004, 01:51 PM
Two more words, lucky bastard. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
"If I had a million dollars, I'd buy you a big house......."

TomBrooklyn
07-16-2004, 12:53 PM
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

"Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there."

"Luck is preparation meeting opportunity"

-Vince Lombardi from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Cueless Joey
07-16-2004, 02:42 PM
He's lucky to have a brain like that. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
I can't complain. I have a college degree and Bill Gates gave me this paper that says I'm an "engineer". /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

wolfdancer
07-16-2004, 03:03 PM
He's got one a dem "photogenic minds" Bill said you was a enginer? did you invent WinME...and screw up my computers???

Cueless Joey
07-16-2004, 04:09 PM
I have pornographic memory. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
That doesn't help much.
WinME? That was WindowsExcuseMe.
Or Windows 1999? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Crappiest operating system there ever was.
I'm sorry you were a guinea pig.
Last year on Win2003 Server training, the training kept badmouthing Win2kServer. And I'm supposed to believe Win2003Server is better? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

highsea
07-16-2004, 05:07 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> And I'm supposed to believe Win2003Server is better? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif <hr /></blockquote>Yes Joey, you're supposed to believe that. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Actually, the worst excuse for an OS Microsoft ever produced was MS Bob (technically just a shell). It didn't catch on, thankfully. ME was lame though, mainly an excuse to release the new Media Player.

-CM